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Node Weekly Issue 7
October 17, 2013
Ghost: A Free, Open, Simple Blogging Platform Built on Node.js A free, open, simple blogging platform that was funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and which is now generally available.
Node.js Meatspace: A Curated Selection of Real-World Node Community Events
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Full Streams Ahead: An Introduction to Streams in Node.js A companion article to David’s 26 minute talk at JSLA.
David Guttman
Node.js: Better Performance With Socket.IO and doT A look at making an app perform better by switching a frequently updated portion to using WebSockets and client side templating.
Why I Chose Node.js Over Ruby on Rails
Sagi Isha
Oroville Hospital’s Scheduler: The Winning Technology A quick case study of an interesting use of JavaScript and Node in creating a hospital scheduling system which won a prize in a prestigious competition run by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs.
Rob Tweed
Redesign: Going From PHP/MySQL to a Node/MongoDB Stack
Jose Browne
awsbox, A PaaS Layer for Node.js: An Update On Latest Developments
Mozilla Hacks
Libraries, Code and Tools
js-must: Assertion Library for JavaScript and Node.js with A Friendly BDD Syntax An assertion library for JavaScript and Node.js that ships with many expressive matchers and is test runner and framework agnostic. Follows RFC 2119 with its use of MUST.
Andri Möll
jsonplaceholder: A Simple Fake REST API Server A simple fake REST API server that can act as a dummy backend. Particularly useful when learning a new framework. Built on Express.
Haraka: A Modern, Flexible SMTP Email Server A high performance SMTP server that came from the creator’s experience in building extremely high performance spam traps that had to process thousands of concurrent high latency connections.
Matt Sergeant
NodelikeDemo: Example iOS 7 App Integrating A Node.JS-like Interface A weekend hack to implement a roughly Node.JS-compatible interface using JavaScriptCore.framework on iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.
Sam Rijs
Termy: A Node.js Logger That Uses OS X Notifications
Variu Sergiu
Ruby on Rails + Javascript Engineer at ZenPayroll (San Francisco, CA) We're building the future of payroll. Payroll is inherently complex and if you love solving core foundational problems that affect millions of people, we'd love to talk with you. You’ll be an early member of the team. Contact us at
Software Engineer at Turn (Silicon Valley) Big data, machine learning, distributed systems. If these are technologies you're interested in and you're good with JavaScript, we'd love to talk to you about joining our front-end applications team at Turn.
Last but not least..
NPM Package Dependencies Visualization
A Web-based visualization of the dependencies for any npm package of your choice. If you want to create your own such system, the source code behind the system is available.
Andrei Kashcha
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